wean someone off

wean someone off
make (someone) give up a habit or addiction.
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  • wean from/off — [phrasal verb] wean (someone or something) from/off (something) : to make (someone or something) stop doing or using (something) efforts to wean the country from its dependence on foreign oil I m gradually weaning myself off cigarettes …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈwean sb off sth — phrasal verb to make someone gradually stop depending on something that they like and have become used to …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wean from — phrasal verb wean off or wean from Word forms wean off : present tense I/you/we/they wean off he/she/it weans off present participle weaning off past tense weaned off past participle weaned off wean someone off something to make someone gradually …   English dictionary

  • wean off — phrasal verb wean off or wean from Word forms wean off : present tense I/you/we/they wean off he/she/it weans off present participle weaning off past tense weaned off past participle weaned off wean someone off something to make someone gradually …   English dictionary

  • wean — wean1 [ win ] verb transitive to make a baby stop taking its mother s milk and start to eat solid food a. wean someone off/from something to make someone gradually stop depending on something that they like and have become used to, especially a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wean — [[t]wi͟ːn[/t]] weans, weaning, weaned 1) VERB When a baby or baby animal is weaned, its mother stops feeding it milk and starts giving it other food, especially solid food. [be V ed] The baby would be weaned and she would bring it home... [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • wean — wean1 verb accustom (an infant or other young mammal) to food other than its mother s milk. ↘(often wean someone off) make (someone) give up a habit or addiction. ↘(be weaned on) be strongly influenced by (something) from an early age. Origin OE… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wean off — ˌwean ˈoff ˌwean ˈfrom [present tense I/you/we/they wean off he/she/it weans off present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • wean from — ˌwean ˈoff ˌwean ˈfrom [present tense I/you/we/they wean off he/she/it weans off …   Useful english dictionary

  • wean — [wi:n] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: wenian] to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother s milk and start giving it ordinary food wean sb onto sth ▪ It s time to start weaning her onto solid foods. wean off/from [wean sb… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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